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CONGREGATION SURVEY
(2007-08-20)
(wgvu) - A FIRST-OF-ITS-SCOPE SURVEY OF KENT COUNTY RELIGIOUS CONGREGATIONS CONDUCTED BY CALVIN COLLEGE IS WRAPING UP THIS WEEK. ONCE TALLIED, THE RESULTS WILL HELP BRING PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS CLOSER TOGETHER TO BETTER DEAL WITH COMMUNITY NEEDS.
IT'S A HUGE TASK---CONTACTING, MOSTLY IN PERSON, LEADERS OF SOME 750 DIFFERENT CONGREGATIONS OF ALL FAITHS. THE CENTER FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH AT CALVIN COLLEGE HAS BEEN BUSY WITH THE PROJECT SINCE MID JUNE.
NEIL CARLSON IS THE CENTER'S ASSISTANT DIRECTOR. HE SAYS THE SURVEY LOOKS AT A NUMBER OF AREAS IN EACH CONGREGATION, INCLUDING SIZE, DEMOGRAPHIC MAKE UP, RESOURCES, SERVICES AND OUTREACH PROGRAMS.
CARLSON SAYS THEY PLAN TO CONVERT THE DATABASE INTO AN ONLINE DIRECTORY NEXT SPRING---WHICH WILL INCLUDE CONTACT INFORMATION AND A LIST OF SERVICES FOR EACH PARTICIPATING CONGREGATION.
A TEAM OF 13 STUDENT AND ALUMNI RESEARCH ASSISTANTS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING THE INTERVIEWS.
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